Registering Your Script & Copyright Protection


U.S. Copyright Office


Copyright Basics

What Is Copyright?

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States
(title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including
literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This
protection is available to both published and unpublished works.

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Writer’s Guild of America (East and West)


Writers Guild of America, East

250 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10013
Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Telephone 212-767-7800; Fax 212-582-1909


Writers Guild of America, West
7000 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Telephone (323) 951-4000, (800) 548-4532; Fax (323) 782-4800